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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics

From: Predictive model and determinants of under-five child mortality: evidence from the 2014 Ghana demographic and health survey

Characteristics n (%)
Child level factors
 Child is alive
  No 289 (4.91)
  Yes 5595 (95.09)
 Type of birth
  Single birth 5597 (95.12)
  Multiple births 287 (4.88)
 Sex of child
  Male 3066 (52.11)
  Female 2818 (47.89)
 Size of child at birth
  Very large 932 (15.84)
  Larger than average 1989 (33.81)
  Average 1944 (33.04)
  Smaller than average 719 (12.22)
  Very small 283 (4.81)
  Don’t know 16 (0.27)
Mother/ Household level factors
 Respondent age (mean ± SD) 30.6 ± 6.89
 Age in 5-year groups
  15–19 207 (3.52)
  20–24 1009 (17.15)
  25–29 1494 (25.39)
  30–34 1409 (23.95)
  35–39 1061 (18.03)
  40–44 529 (8.99)
  45–49 175 (2.97)
 Highest education level
  No education 2042 (34.7)
  Primary 1209 (20.55)
  Secondary 2409 (40.94)
  Higher 224 (3.81)
 Religion
  Islam 1204 (20.46)
  Christian 4179 (71.02)
  Traditionalist/Spiritualist 237 (4.03)
  No religion 264 (4.49)
 Number of children < = 5 (median(IQR)) 2 (1)
 Total children ever born(median(IQR)) 3 (3)
 Births in last five years (median(IQR)) 2 (1)
 Sex of household head
  Male 4497 (76.43)
  Female 1387 (23.57)
 Current usage of contraceptive
  Using some method 1642 (27.91)
  Not using any method 4242 (72.09)
 Source of drinking water
  Pipe drinking water 1600 (27.19)
  Non-piped drinking water 4157 (70.65)
  Not dejure resident 127 (2.16)
 Type of toilet facility
  Flush/pit/bucket toilet in household 3913 (66.5)
  No toilet in household 1844 (31.34)
  Not a dejure resident 127 (2.16)
 Caesarean section delivery
  No 5268 (89.53)
  Yes 616 (10.47)
 Wealth index
  Rich 1611 (27.38)
  Poor 3190 (54.21)
  Average 1083 (18.41)
 Contraceptive use and intention
  Using modern method 1462 (24.85)
  Using traditional method 180 (3.06)
  Non-user - intends to use later 2217 (37.68)
  Does not intend to use 2025 (34.42)
 Covered by health insurance
  No 1796 (30.53)
  Yes 4087 (69.47)
 Delivered at home
  No 4087 (69.48)
  Yes 1795 (30.52)
Community level factors
 Place of residence
  Urban 2344 (39.84)
  Rural 3540 (60.16)
 Region
  Western 582 (9.89)
  Central 603 (10.25)
  Greater Accra 460 (7.82)
  Volta 481 (8.17)
  Eastern 545 (9.26)
  Ashanti 599 (10.18)
  Brong Ahafo 653 (11.1)
  Northern 902 (15.33)
  Upper East 551 (9.36)
  Upper West 508 (8.63)
  1. IQR Interquartile range, SD Standard deviation